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The Animals

The House Of The Rising Sun

Psychedelic Folk
  • House
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Space
  • Blues
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  • 1964
  • 1960
  • 2011
  • 1969
  • 1937

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“The House of the Rising Sun” is a folk song from the United States. Also called “House of the Rising Sun” or occasionally “Rising Sun Blues”, it tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans. The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and Canada. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ They call the Rising Sun ... And god I know I'm one ... And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy

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This song is listed #122 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Brazil, and Italy.


More songs by The Animals (See Charts): Baby Let Me Take You Home, See See Rider, The Night, Don'T Bring Me Down, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don'T Let Me Be Misunderstood, and Inside Looking Out.

Popular in Psychedelic Folk (See Charts): Across The Universe.


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